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SECU Foundation provides grant for N.C. Freedom Park
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
RALEIGH – Representatives from the SECU Foundation Board of Directors and State Employees’ Credit Union were in Durham last week to announce a $500,000 challenge grant for the North Carolina Freedom Park, a new public park in downtown Raleigh. Foundation board chair Cynthia Jolly delivered the announcement and presented the ceremonial check to
 
SCHOOL NEWS
Thursday, April 19, 2018
NaShonda Bender-Cooke, director of the S.E.E.D.S Mentor Program at Carroll Magnet Middle School, is the 2018 winner of the Kay Trull Outstanding Professional Educator Award, presented by the North Carolina Association of Educators. NCAE Vice President Kristy Moore presented Cooke with the award during the Wake County school board meeting on April 10. Named
 
Award-winning author helps CCS mark 30 years of Young Authors
Monday, April 16, 2018
PITTSBORO — Students should view creativity as a process and embrace failures as opportunities to grow, “Excellent Ed” children’s book author Stacy McAnulty said during the Chatham County Schools Young Authors Celebration at The Barn in Fearrington Village. The school system, along with McIntyre’s Books and Fearrington
 
NCCU student makes history
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
NCCU junior elementary education major Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments, making her the first African-American woman to hold this position for the organization. The ASG is a student organization designated to represent the interests of students in the deliberations of the UNC Board of Governors. In
 
Raleigh mayor talks economy, parks and affordable housing
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
RALEIGH – Raleigh’s economy, Dix Park, and affordable housing were major themes in Mayor Nancy McFarlane’s State of the City speech last week. She delivered her address at the Contemporary Art Museum as part of First Friday activities. The mayor said that Raleigh’s economy continues to grow. She noted that 77 businesses announced
 
Durham County Child Data Card reveals lack of progress
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The new Durham County Data Card shows that child poverty and hunger remain major problems for children. Almost 46 percent of Durham County children still live in poor or near-poor homes, a major risk factor for negative educational, health, and economic outcomes in the future. Additionally, 20.1 percent of Durham County children live in food insecure
 
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Lincoln High’s Atwater inducted into hall of fame

James Atwater Jr. is a man a few words. When asked how he felt upon learning that he was being

Student entrepreneurs pitch their business proposals

DURHAM – The founders of M Duo Creations (left) will use the $1,000 they won in the Bull

Dozens of NC prison workers debilitated since escape attempt

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for